Midori Traveler’s Notebook Vacation Set-up

Whenever I travel, I love to keep a travel journal to document and capture my adventures. It is such a joy to flip through old travel journals years after the vacations. In October this year, I’ll leave for New Zealand and intent on staying there for at least six months so a great travel journal was needed. Last Christmas, my sister gave me a Midori Traveler’s Notebook to use as a travel journal in New Zealand.

I’ve been experimenting with the set up over the last couple of months and came up with the perfect vacation set up with two self-made inserts!


So here is what’s inside my brown Midori Traveler’s Notebook: A clear zip-lock pocket, two self-made inserts to document my adventures, a kraft folder-pocket for random bits and bobs, and a Midori 002 grid insert for travel planning.

Click on an image to enlarge them

So far I’ve only tried the Midori 002 grid insert so I can’t give an opinion on the other insert paper quality. I’ve had an A3 sized, barely used sketchbook lying around for years. The paper was great, but the size kept me from using it. So I simply took it apart and made several Midori inserts out of it, using my own art-work for the covers:



The travel planning insert is an analogue back-up of all my bookings, necessary addresses and so on. While I’ll mainly use Tripit and Trello for travel organization, as mentioned in this earlier post, I like to have these information saved up somewhere non-digitally in case something happens to my phone or computer (you never know).


I’ve started to work on four more inserts using the paper from my old A3 sketchbook. In case anyone is interested, I could do a tutorial on how I’ll do them. Just leave a comment down below.

I’ve still got something over 100 days until my New Zealand adventure, but I’m so excited already! The Midori Traveler’s Notebook feels like a fantastic way to document any kind of adventures whether they happen in vacation or not.

Ever heard of the Midori Traveler’s Notebook? What is your way of documenting your travels? Leave a comment down below!


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